posted on 29 03,2018 / 8:58 am
The HSE reported that Slip and fall accidents in 2016 and 2017, where the main cause of workplace injuries. Of course, in these situations, we may not always know who to make the fall injury claims against. Firstly, in order to understand if we have the possible right to fall accident compensation, we need to ask ourselves if it could be attributed to the negligence of a third party. Secondly, we need to ask who we could specifically attribute fault to.
As mentioned, you need to ask yourself who could be responsible for your injury. Then, you will have your answer. For example, public areas such as restaurants, any businesses, libraries, shops and practically any physical place that holds some type of service to the public, has the responsibility to look out for the safety of those in their area. For example, if you slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant and there was no hazard sign, you do perhaps have grounds to claim against that restaurant for compensation.
If this occurred at a shopping mall the same thing will occur excepting that you will claim against the shopping mall for compensation. Therefore, you simply need to know where the slip and fall accident occurred to know who exactly is liable. One example of this, although it does not necessarily fall under the ‘fall injury claims’ category is the incident of a man claiming against a holiday resort due to a young boy jumping on his neck and causing him more injury. The man claimed that if the resort had hazard signs, then the accident may not have occurred. To read the full story go to, British Dad Suffers Serious Neck Injury at Holiday Resort.
Of course, when it comes to slip and fall compensation or making fall injury claims, it has to be evidential that you are not liable and rather, a third party is. In fact, in some instances, these situations could simply be an accident with no one having to be at fault. Therefore, it is important to keep and have as much evidence as possible. In some cases, they may not grant your slip and fall compensation or fall accident compensation claim. This may be on the basis of a ‘reasonably foreseeable’. In this case, it is seen that you should have reasonably been able to avoid such a risk.
No matter where your slip and fall injury occurred, it is helpful to have a personal injury solicitor on hand. To find a solicitor that suits you, search for a solicitor in our solicitor portal. To find out even more about Slip, trip and fall claims, read Advice on Slip, Trip and Fall Claims.